Kentucky Crews Ready To Help In Aftermath Of Florence

Sep 13, 2018

Florence is moving closer to land as crews from Kentucky utilities prepare to assist in the aftermath.
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Kentucky electric cooperatives are sending crews to help with the recovery from Hurricane Florence but the exact destination is still a moving target.

Hurricane Florence has been a shifting monster of a storm, taking a southward turn that’s been keeping recovery crews from Kentucky and many other states ready to help, but waiting for the route to become clear. 
Of the 24 local electric co-ops in Kentucky, at least 19 have crews ready to assist. About 160 line workers are set to be deployed this weekend. 

Joe Arnold is a spokesman for the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives.

“Before we send any crews to anywhere they are all paired with co-ops who have specifically requested the size of crew and the kind of equipment and talent that they need to be able to respond to their specific needs,” he said.

 

Arnold said the crews will head to hurricane damaged area with utility trucks, diggers and other specialized equipment. Most are expected to be sent to South Carolina.